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Business Focus May 2016








TMF Training

Tom Price & Sons

Trophies West

Total Network Engineering

Travel & Living

Veens Design Group

Vogue Furniture

WA Chip & Pulp

Waratah Support

Wesfarmers General Insurance

West Australian Alternative Energy

West End Projects

Westcoast Gyprock

Wight & Emmett

William Barrett & Sons

Willow Bridge Estate

WML Consultants

Wombat Lodge

Work Clobber

Workforce International


Young & Young

Barrecas Winery

Bouvard Collection Agency

Hillzeez Down South Surf Shop

South West Institute of Technology

South West Isuzu

Souths Furniture

Alice Enterprises

ANZ Bank

AUSQ Training

Bendio Adelaide Bank

Bowman Marking

Business Leadershiup Centre

Chubb Fire and Security

Combined Team Services

Department of Finance

Fencing Unlimited

Foodbank of WA

Fuller New & Secondhand Furniture

Grand Cinemas

Harvey Water

Perkins Builders

Quality Lord Forrest

Summit Realty

The Print Shop

Traffic Force

Alfab Engineering

The recent budget announcements, totalling

$25m allocated for the first stage of the

Bunbury Waterfront Project that included

$8.6m for the redevelopment of the Dolphin

Discovery Centre plus another $4.6m on

the Bunbury Headquarters and Public

Access Facilities project for the Department

and Parks and Wildlife, is great news for

Bunbury and the Geographe Region.

The Dolphin Discovery Centre is our

premier tourist attraction for the region and

with the redevelopment will see an increase

in tourist numbers that will flow into the


The Chamber’s involvement led by our past

and present Presidents and Members has

been significant in the years leading up to

these decisions.

It is great to see these outcomes and

hopefully the business community is seeing

the benefits of having a strong Chamber

membership base as we continue to have

an important leadership role in the future

planning for economic growth of the region.

State Budget Breakfast and the HQ for

WA Parks and Wildlife

Our local member John Castrilli arranged

for Minister for Environment and for

Heritage Albert Jacob to present the 2016-

2017 budget at a breakfast sponsored by our

Gold Member AMD.

There was a full house at the Chamber and

we look forward to the Minister returning to

Bunbury in the near future to announce the

building details and project timeline for the

Parks and Wildlife HQ.

This is a significant move as a start

to decentralising State Government

administration outside of Perth and will

provide career opportunities for people

living in the region. The location opposite

the Dolphin Discovery Centre will inject

business activity and create tourism and

research partnership opportunities.

It has been reported that the new office will

be developed in several stages with about

100 staff accommodated in the first stage.

This will have a significant economic benefit

for the Bunbury Geographe region and we

look forward to further opportunities through

the decentralisation of other Government


When was the last time you checked out


Davenport is well worth a visit to check out

the many great businesses that provide a

significant number of jobs and the products

and services to support our building, mining

and manufacturing sectors.

Over the past couple of years the Chamber

in partnership with Master Builder’s Assoc.

SW have held meetings to identify and

represent issues and ideas to assist businesses

operating in the area.

We have had some positive outcomes by

bringing together Davenport businesses with

the City of Bunbury, Main Roads, Police etc

to discuss what is required and how we can

work together.

The City currently has an application for

grand funding through the ‘Safer Streets

Programme’ to provide CCTV surveillance

and additional lighting in Davenport.

Our May Business After Hours was hosted

by Davenport business PVR Industrial

(Pump-Valve-Repairs). Locally owned and

operated by husband and wife team Andrew

and Octavia Woodfield, we were impressed

by their workshop equipped with state-of-

the-art machinery to service equipment from

first class reputable manufacturers and used

by government and industry in the region.

Attending BAH events means you have the

knowledge of local business capability that

you share with your network.

Our July BAH’s will also be out at

Davenport hosted by The Ware House Café.

This locally owned business opened in

January 2015 and provides a long-waited-for

Café menu (dine in – takeaway-catering) for

the Davenport area.

Environment;HeritageMinisterAlbert Jacob